What is anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction. Because it can be life-threatening, it's important to know the symptoms and what to do if it develops.

By | August 16th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

What does it mean if your urine changes color?

Ever take a look at the color of your urine? Most people aren't interested, but urine color can provide important information about the state of your health.

By | August 9th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

What’s the difference between ibuprofen and acetaminophen?

If you want a medication for pain or other symptoms, how do you pick the right one? Pharmacist Stephen Drapeau from Coastal Pharmacy and Wellness helps us out.

By | August 2nd, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

When should you see a doctor for a fever?

A fever usually means your body is fighting an infection. But it can mean something else or can cross a line. Dr. Molly O'Malley tells us when to pay attention.

By | July 26th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

When should you see a doctor for a sore throat?

Most sore throats don't amount to much, but sometimes they do. How do you know when you should have your sore throat checked out? We have the answer.

By | July 19th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Do tight shoes and high heels cause bunions?

More than one-third of women in the United States have bunions. Tight shoes and high heels are always getting the blame. But do they really cause bunions?

By | July 5th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Should you go to the ER or Express Care?

Sometimes it's clear that you should call 911 and go to the ER. Other times, not so much. Don't wait for an emergency — read our expert advice right now.

By | June 28th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

What kind of sunscreen should I use?

Not sure what kind of sunscreen or which SPF offers the best protection for your skin? Catching Health has the answers.

By | June 21st, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Why is summer a really important time to donate blood?

Have you thought about being a blood donor? There's no time like right now. Here's why WHO and the American Red Cross encourage us to donate during the summer.

By | June 14th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Is it safe to wear nail polish?

Some brands of nail polish DO contain potentially toxic chemicals. Read how you can check the safety of your favorite polish.

By | June 7th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

What exactly is gluten? And can I lose weight if I give it up?

Lots of people seem to be giving up gluten. Should you? What exactly is it and is it true that you can lose weight if you give it up? Answers from a nutrition expert.

By | May 31st, 2017|Q & A|1 Comment

Is a daily multivitamin “worth it”?

Do you take a multivitamin every day? Is it necessary? Registered dietitian Andrea Paul gives us her answer.

By | May 24th, 2017|Q & A|2 Comments

What is an advance directive and why should you have one?

Joan Lunden got personal at a recent Hospice of Southern Maine Conference. The topic was advance directives — something Joan wished her mother had filled out.

By | May 17th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

How bad are digital screens (computer monitors, tablets, smartphones) for your vision?

How bad are digital screens for our eyes? Optometrist Tim Kearins considers two angles — the effect on vision and how they may increase the risk of eye disease.

By | May 10th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Throat scratchy? Sneezing? Is it a cold or do you have an allergy?

With spring comes allergies for some people. Allergy symptoms are often similar to cold symptoms. How can you tell the difference? Catching Health has the answer.

By | May 3rd, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

What’s more dangerous, tanning sprays or tanning beds?

Tanning beds are risky, but what about tanning sprays? Pathologist Dr. Katy Linskey gives us the answer.

By | April 26th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

How will I get enough protein and other questions about going vegan

Thinking about switching to a plant-based diet? Avery Yale Kamila has some tips for you. She's a freelance food writer and the mom of a healthy vegan toddler.

By | April 19th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Do mindfulness and meditation really help?

Any of these sound like you? Stressed. In pain. Have a chronic illness. Can't sleep. Worried about the future. How mindfulness and meditation might help.

By | April 12th, 2017|Q & A|2 Comments

Which exercise is better for you – running on a treadmill or running outside?

If you prefer running or walking on a treadmill, will you get the same workout as being outside? The answer from an exercise expert.

By | April 5th, 2017|Fitness, Q & A|4 Comments

Why does my heel hurt when I get up in the morning?

If you want to wear flip flops or stilettos or slippers, fine. But don't climb any mountains or your feet, especially your heels, will be crying out in pain.

By | March 22nd, 2017|Fitness, Q & A|0 Comments

Is breakfast really the most important meal of the day?

What's your breakfast routine? Grab something on the run? Sit down to a hearty meal? Skip it altogether? Some people say it's the most important meal of the day. We asked a nutrition expert.

By | March 15th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

Why does my jaw ache when I wake up every morning?

Wake up with an aching jaw or head? Sore gums? Sensitive teeth? Prosthodontist Dr. Paul Best gives us some possible reasons why.

By | March 8th, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

What causes carpal tunnel syndrome?

Got a tingling sensation in your thumb and several fingers? You might have carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn more.

By | March 1st, 2017|Fitness, Q & A|0 Comments

Is bronchitis contagious?

If you have a cold that settles in your chest, you may have bronchitis. Is it contagious? That's the number one question doctors get asked. We have the answer.

By | February 22nd, 2017|Q & A|0 Comments

How to start and maintain your Seven Days of Love exercise program

Seven Days of Love = seven days of simple exercises. What better way to show yourself some love than to get your body moving. We have some tips for you.

By | February 15th, 2017|Fitness, Q & A|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day seven: Dead bugs!

Every day for the past seven days, Andy Wight from AW Strength & Conditioning has demonstrated a simple exercise. Today he shows us how to do a favorite.

By | February 14th, 2017|Fitness, Q & A|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day six: Romanian deadlift

Day six of Seven Days of Love. If you've been doing Andy's exercises, you must be feeling a lot of love! Today's is a great one for balance and stability.

By | February 13th, 2017|Fitness, Q & A|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day five: Isometric bent over row

Day five of Seven Days of Love. Today, we're going to love our upper backs and improve our posture at the same time. Get ready to do an isometric bent over row. That's a mouthful!

By | February 12th, 2017|Fitness, Q & A|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day Four: Reverse lunge with a slider

Day four of Seven Days of Love. Andy Wight demonstrates how to do a reverse lunge with a slider. Get those legs in shape for summer!

By | February 11th, 2017|Fitness, Q & A|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day Three: Let’s do a plank

Day three of Seven Days of Love. For the seven days leading up to Valentine's Day, Andy Wight from AW Strength & Conditioning will demonstrate a simple exercise. Join us!

By | February 10th, 2017|Fitness, Q & A|0 Comments

Seven Days of Love. Day 2: How to do a push-up

Want to get in shape, but can't get to the gym? Follow Catching Health and AW Strength & Conditioning for Seven Days of Love. Every day a simple exercise.

By | February 9th, 2017|Fitness, Q & A|0 Comments